5.”Dover Beacj” I feel is more more eloquent as it deals with the history of why people stopped believed. I feel that htis poem is much more inofrmal because it realsys an eactual experience of our speaker going inside a church and experieincing the actual state of the church. 128. The Dead 1.All of the listed pronouns is a reference to all of the men prior to enlisting into the war. Although there hearts were filled with “human joys and cares”, they were “washed [...] marvelously with sorrow, swift to mirth”. 2. The literal term in which laughter is the metaphorical term for is unexpectedness. This solely a comment that there are windows and waters that suddenly change, something that the sailors have absolutely no knowledge of. The word that this “laughter” is a kin to in stanza one is mirth. 3. The last six lines go through the “unbroken glory” of all the soldiers that stay with the wind to give life to their country. The listed metonymies are all references to the soldier's valiance and bravery when faced with the hardships of war. The night is a symbol for the darkness of war, and when there is darkness, there is still light, provided by all the soldiers who lay down their life willingly for their country. ‘ 129. The Death of a Soldier 1. The effect of the understatement reminds the reader of the ruthlessness of war. The soldier's death is almost “expected” of him, and it almost happens seasonably as “in the season of autumn the soldier falls. The second stanza contrasts with this because it provides an actual account of what it is supposed to happen when a soldier dies, when he should get a “three day
personage. 2. It states that when “the wind stops, the clouds still go”, mentioning that everything just keeps on going. It does not matter if the wind stops. it is nature’s course to move the winds, and it still does. It doesn't matter if a soldier dies. Life will still keep on going according to this speaker. 3.”Death is absolute and without memorial” sums up this poem perfectly as it is still the literal subject of the poem. In fact, the poem deals much more with the effects of what happens after a soldier has died than the actual dying. 4. This poem is much more unforgiving with the thought of war. I feel that this poem deals with war in a derisive tone, as it focuses on how just one soldier's death does not really matter. It states that everything still goes on, regardless if the soldier is alive or not. The previous poem is far more different than this one, as the that poems states that with the soldiers’ sacrifices, there is a certain sense of light in the darkness of war. 130. Engraved on the collar of a dog 1. Clever. It’s witty that a dog, a literal dog, has a dog tag, that asks a human, figuratively, whose dog he or she belongs to. 2. The dog does seem symbolic in the sense that whoever reads the tag of the dog, may question his or her position in life. 131. Love The shift is intentional, and it would make very little sense if it was not. As it is intentional, the reader begins to question the validity of all the previous listed loves. Are they as good as the love of a drunk? Are they fake, filled with fallacies? Or is the drunk love a fake love? The sift is critical, and therefore it is intentional.
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